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Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man

Mary L. Trump, Ph.D.

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SIMON451
14 July 2020
Biography; Autobiography: historical, political & military; Political leaders & leadership
In this revelatory, authoritative portrait of Donald Trump and the toxic family that made him, his only niece Mary Trump, a trained clinical psychologist, shines a bright light on the dark history of their family to explain how her uncle became the man who now threatens the world's health, economic security and social fabric.

Mary Trump spent much of her childhood in her grandparents' large, imposing house in New York, where Donald and his four siblings grew up. In Too Much and Never Enough, she describes a nightmare of traumas, destructive relationships and a tragic combination of neglect and abuse. She explains how specific events and general family patterns created the damaged man who currently occupies the Oval Office, including the strange and harmful relationship between Fred Trump and his two oldest sons, Fred Jr and Donald.

A firsthand witness, Mary brings an incisive wit and unexpected humour to sometimes grim, often confounding, family events. She recounts in unsparing detail everything from her uncle Donald's place in the family spotlight and Ivana's penchant for regifting, to her grandmother's frequent injuries and illnesses and the appalling way Donald - Fred Trump's favourite son - dismissed and derided him when he began to succumb to Alzheimer's.

Numerous pundits, armchair psychologists and journalists have sought to explain Donald Trump's lethal flaws. Mary Trump has the education, insight and intimate familiarity needed to reveal what makes Donald, and the rest of her clan, tick. She can recount this fascinating, unnerving saga, not just because of her insider's perspective, but also because she is the only Trump willing to tell the truth about one of the world's most powerful and dysfunctional families.
By:   Mary L. Trump Ph.D.
Imprint:   SIMON451
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Export/Airside
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 17mm
ISBN:   9781471190148
ISBN 10:   1471190145
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   14 July 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Mary L. Trump holds a PhD from the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies and taught graduate courses in trauma, psychopathology, and developmental psychology. She lives with her daughter in New York.

Reviews for Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man

'Mary draws a portrait of a surreal, scarred clan ... But the fact that Donald morphed from huckster to celebrity to president makes her account seminal and indispensable. Mary's clarity, training, discipline and sharp eye help make her a reliable narrator, and she's a fluid, witty writer to boot. Everything in her book that I'm familiar with is spot on. There is plenty in the book, however, that I wasn't aware of, and I suspect that's the reason the president and his siblings have gone to court to try to halt its publication.' -- Timothy L. O'Brien * Bloomberg *


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